When the body confuses apple and birch, the result is cross reactivity
With an apple allergy, the immune system confuses two tiny substances that are very similar. One is in birch pollen, the other is in apples. This is why an apple allergy often comes after a birch pollen allergy – aread more
Edible insects pose some risk to people with allergies
Eating insects is healthy and protects the environment. But people with allergies should proceed with caution.read more
Nutrition: Fast Food Increases Allergy Risk
Convenience foods can be found in every supermarket and ready-to-eat industrial food products are available at many fast food restaurants. But the ingredients are often of poor quality. People who eat them are likely harming their health.read more
The right tomato for people with birch pollen allergy
Certain varieties of tomatoes contain less allergy-triggering proteins (allergens) than others. A team at the Technical University of Munich discovered which ones.read more
How Can I Safely Manage Allergens in the Kitchen?
When a member of the family becomes allergic to a certain food, the focus of the kitchen suddenly shifts from preparing delicious food to ensuring food safety. The overriding concern is to keep the allergen in question out of theread more
How can I use diet and lifestyle to improve atopic dermatitis?
The treatment of atopic dermatitis requires patience and a combination of different therapies. The progression of the disease and the effective therapies are highly individual. However, many patients with atopic dermatitis patients fail to receive a thorough diagnosis and endread more